Ann Cannon

Last Updated May 5, 2015 09:37PM

Do you ever lie to yourself? If your answer is “no,” then I’m guessing you’re lying to yourself right now. KIDDING! I’m sure it’s possible for people to be completely honest with themselves 24/7. It’s just that I’m not one of them. No. No, indeed. In fact, I’ve been thinking about this subject a lot because of a little lie I told myself last fall. You remember last fall, don’t you? The sky was a cerulean blue. The air was crisp. The frost was on the pumpkins, because that’s what …

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A panel from Books: Exploring the universe of graphic novels for young readers
    I’ll never forget a moment I once witnessed at a junior-high book fair. A seventh-grade boy held up a book and pleaded with his mother. “Mom! Can we g...
    Updated May 05 2015 10:46 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Forget those good fortunes ... in bed
    The fortunes you find tucked into Chinese fortune cookies are usually pretty lame, right? So that’s why our family (like many of you) always adds “in ...
    Updated Apr 28 2015 07:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: When a baby brother crashes the party
    One of the first things I remember is the day the grownups brought my baby brother John home from the hospital. Up until then I had been an only child...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Doing battle with ‘brain freeze’ and my ‘inner critic’
    I’m supposed to be writing an essay for a project right now called “Silencing Your Inner Critic,” but instead I’m reading stuff online about “brain fr...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 09:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • Ann Cannon: Paying tribute to those coping with mental illness who will never be a headline
    The news that a German co-pilot deliberately crashed an airbus full of passengers into a mountainside is horrifying. It’s been difficult to read about...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 11:56 am   |     |   Share
  • For National Poetry Month, may waxing poetic be child’s play
    Have you heard? April is National Poetry Month, and it’s not just for grown-ups anymore! Not that it ever was. Children always have been enchanted by...
    Updated Apr 06 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Finding the bright side of a terrible, horrible, no good day
    Remember that book for kids called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst? Well, I experienced the grown-up v...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 07:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: I’m a Pepper for life, please don’t judge
    Here’s something I know a lot about: soda-shaming, which is something people do to you when they discover you like soda. Why am I such an expert on t...
    Updated Mar 24 2015 07:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • A bird takes flight as the Thomas Jefferson Memorial is seen in the background across the Tidal Basin in Washington, Friday, March 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Ann Cannon: Eavesdropping in the nation’s capital
    We just returned from Washington, D.C., which is a town that loves a good quote. Everywhere you turn, famous people are quoted — from George Washingto...
    Updated Mar 17 2015 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Dear readers, I’m feeling a tiny bit grumpy today
    My friend Lisa often posts tiny letters to everyone and everything on her blog. Well, I’m taking a cue from her and writing a few tiny letters myself ...
    Updated Mar 19 2015 10:09 pm   |     |   Share